News Contacts at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Department policy is that subject matter experts such as biologists, park managers, game wardens and others are free to speak to the news media about any matter within their areas of competence.The TPWD Media Directory listing key staff contacts across the state is available as a resource for the news media at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/mrg.phtml.
However, if the appropriate field representative is not available, the News and Information Branch staff in Austin listed below are ready to help.
- Tom Harvey, Branch Chief: 512-389-4453 (office), 512-565-3679 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom’s beats include environmental issues, water resources, eco-tourism, rare or endangered species, but he can pinch-hit on any topic.)
- Steve Lightfoot, Information Specialist: 512-389-4701 (office), 512-565-3680 (mobile), email@example.com (Steve’s beats include wildlife and hunting and inland fisheries.)
- Mike Cox, Information Specialist: 512-389-8046 (office), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike’s beats include law enforcement and coastal fisheries.)
- Rob McCorkle, Information Specialist: 830-866-3533 (office), 830-928-2239 (mobile), email@example.com. (Rob’s beats include State Parks and travel/tourism.)
Other useful Communications Division contacts:
- Lydia Saldaña, Communications Division director: 512-389-4557 (office), 512-217-9479 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org (Lydia is the primary spokesperson for TPWD.)
News contacts in other TPWD divisions:
- Larry Hodge, Information Specialist at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens: 903-670-2255 (office), email@example.com (Larry’s focus is Inland Fisheries Division news.)
- Art Morris, Coastal Fisheries Division Outreach Specialist for the Lower Texas Coast in Corpus Christi: 361-825-3353 (office), 361-646-8424 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tonya Wiley, Coastal Fisheries Division Outreach Specialist for the Upper Texas Coast in Dickinson: 281-534-0131 (office), email@example.com